This was a really inspiring show at Arles (2019) which helped me to see how my work could be exhibited relatively easily (and in a way that adds to the content).
Vegetal Humanity, As The Garden Unfurls was an intriguing and very beautiful outdoor exhibition near the train station. It was the photographic story of a ten-year journey around the world by Mario Del Curto considering the connections between humans and plants. These sumptuous images of parks, cities, gardens, sanctuaries and wilderness aim to reveal the garden-like nature of the world. Garden here is understood beyond landscape or nutritional connotations. “It can be simple or spectacular, the impression of a utopia, of ancestral or contemporary knowledge, designed by the elite or ‘anonymous’ gardeners.”
“These stories were never supposed to meet; some were never to be told. The photographer inquires: what connects all this? How are we connected to this?”
Last Gardens: “A cemetery is like a history book that tells us in short of destinies, an era and its beliefs. Like the first fields cultivated by man, surrounded by protection for the crops, the tomb’s architectures protects or designates the last patch of earth offered to the dead.”
My smartphone snaps have not captured the magic of wandering around this small copse and finding the images in the sweltering heat of Provence.